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October/November 1997

Debate on Randall Forsberg’s “Toward the End of War,” with responses by Robert Borosage, Edward Luttwak, Carl Kaysen, Bruce Russett, Rep. Ronald Dellums, and others. Also: Susan Moller Okin’s “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?” with responses by Homi Bhabha, Bonnie Honig, Will Kymlicka, Katha Pollitt, and others. Plus Alan Stone on the Waco Disaster, and Allen Orr on the latest sociobiology. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.

 

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NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM: THE END OF WAR?

TOWARD THE END OF WAR RANDALL CAROLINE FORSBERG

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE ROBERT BOROSAGE
PARADOXES OF CONFLICT EDWARD LUTTWAK
DIFFICULT REFORMS RAIMO VAYRYNEN 
ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES ULRICH ALBRECHT 
THE POLITICS OF PEACE CARL KAYSEN 
WHAT ELSE CAUSES WAR? BRUCE RUSSETT 
THE HIGH COST OF FAILURE RONALD V. DELLUMS 
RANDALL FORSBERG RESPONDS


DEBATE: Feminism and Multiculturalism

Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?
Susan Moller Okin

With repsonses from Katha Pollitt, Will Kymlicka, Bonnie Honig, Yael Tamir, Sander Gilman, Robert Post, Bhikhu Parekh, Elizabeth Frazer, Saskia Sassen, Homi K. Bhabha, Joseph Raz, Janet Halley

ESSAYS

Sifting Waco’s Ashes
A new film raises disturbing questions about the government’s conduct both during the stand-off and after its fiery end.
Alan A. Stone

The Softer Side of Sociobiology
Why do people cooperate? Why are we nice to eachother? It’s all in the genes, a new book claims.
H. Allen Orr

Visions of the American Beserk
Two master novelists tackle baseball, urban blight, and the counterculture in postwar America.
Paul Gediman

POETRY

Poet’s Sampler: Joanie Mackowski
introduced by Richard Kenney

Crows
Marlon Ohnesorge-Fick

In this sense, beyond
Claudia Rankine

Lenin’s Bath
Dana Levin

The Key of C Does Not Know My Biography
John Matthias

That Music is the Spur to all Licentiousness
John Matthias

Received by Angels Singing Like the Birds
John Matthias

Portrait of the Author as Raoul
Lynn Emanuel

FICTION

Fritz: A Fable
Josip Novakovich

REVIEWS

Poetry

Jorie Graham: The Errancy
reviewed by Bonnie Costello

Marjorie Perloff: Wittgenstein’s Ladder
reviewed by Linda Voris

Prose

Greil Marcus: Invisible Republic
reviewed by Tim Riley

Hermione Lee: Virginia Woolf: A Biography and Panthea Reid: Art and Affection
reviewed by Barbara Hardy

Robert Harbison: Thirteen Ways: Theoretical Investigations in Architecture
reviewed by Alfonso Perez-Mendez

Poetry Microreviews

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